Archives for February 2015

Understanding Same-Sex Attraction [VIDEO]

The video below makes the claim that human sexuality is more fluid than many believe. It’s a controversial point since it challenges the thesis that homosexual desire is a fixed component of individual identity, what in theological terms represents a profound shift in anthropology, and in sociological terms is known as ‘gay self-identified.’

The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

Over the last thirty years, there has emerged a tension and a resulting estrangement between “charismatic theology” and “academic theology”. The former emerging from within the monastic circles of piety and the latter emanating from the universities and seminaries.

The Coming of Medical Martyrdom

[T]wenty years from now, those who feel called to a career in health care will face an agonizing dilemma: either participate in acts of killing or stay out of medicine. Those who stay true to their consciences will be forced into the painful sacrifice of embracing martyrdom for their faith.

Wesley J. Smith: Hospice, Defend Yourself!

I was waiting for this. A couple of years ago I passed a hospice facility in Naples and it occurred to me that the only thing that keeps it a place where people in the stage of dying preserve their intrinsic human dignity is the attitude of their care-givers.

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